Hattertown Pond Preserve
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The majority of the preserve was donated in 1967 by Anna Lord Straus totaling 94 acres. The 27 acre pond was created in 1867 to provide a power supply for the Peck’s Saw Mill, and a succession of mills.
Anna Lord Straus 1969
Facts and Trivia
On the back side of the pond you will find an old foundation that is speculated to have been for an ice house. Additionally this property abuts 5 acres of Town owed land.
In 1917 the pond property was sold by Esther Morgan to BHC and then to Don Zemo who, in 1989 offered the pond to the NFA in exchange for a corridor of land between his lot and the pond. This parcel providing Mr. Zemo access to the pond and a second land owner currently prevent trails from both sides to connect with one another. The pond was also referred to as Morgan Pond.
32 Castle Meadow Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Parking and Access:
Parking can be found near the NFA sign on Castle Meadow Road and near the bar way across from the log cabin home on Aunt Park Lane. One can also park between #20 & #30 Maltbie Road and the trail enters to the right of the #30 driveway.
This property has two addresses: 32 Castle Meadow Road & 47 Aunt Park Lane, Newtown, CT 06470. In 2012 an Eagle Scout built a dock for boaters. No motors allowed.
This preserve is open to passive recreational activities.
Please leave no evidence of your visit.
Open Sunrise to Sunset.
Pets must remain on a leash; please clean up after your pets.